Useful Camping Checklist Guide

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Useful Camping Checklist Guide

Postby waltzingmatilda » Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:09 pm

Camping & Personal Requirements Checklist

I hope you find this list useful, it is so easy to forget things.
This is a comprehensive list use it as a guide.
Write your own list from these ideas to suit your family.
Add anything else you require.

EQUIPMENT
Tent including poles, pegs, guy ropes & pegs, fly.
thick Plastic/metal pegs for sand, metal pegs
(Tents usually come with lightweight pegs that bend in hard conditions, consider buying the heavyweight metal pegs.
Ground sheet – cut slightly smaller than base of tent)
Extra tarp and rope to make shade or rain protection cover

SLEEPING GEAR
Mattress
Sleeping bags or sheets, blankets, doona
Pillow & pillow case

TABLES & CHAIRS
Camp table - for preparing food
Extra table to sit around or play games
Chairs - foldable and comfortable

COOKING
Fridge/cooler
Stove & stand, gas hose & fittings
Gas bottles – check full
Cooking plate
Fry pans & saucepans
Camping or Dutch oven
Toasting fork
Plates & bowls – paper or plastic
Cups or glasses
Cutlery
Utensils- tongs, sharp knife, vege peeler, mixing spoon, egg rings,
Cooking tools, spatula, bottle/can opener
Tea towels, detergent, sponge, pot scrubber
Cutting board, grater, sieve for pasta or rice, mixing bowl
Roll of foil, cling wrap, freezer bags, zip lock bags,
Small containers for left over food to go in
Paper towel

MISCELLANEOUS
Fishing boat & safety equipment
Bicycles
Floor mat for entrance of tent
Flashlight, rechargeable lantern, gas, 12 volt light
Rope for clothesline, etc.
Clothes pegs
Battery radio
Large water bottles 10 or 20 litre
Personal water bottles
Matches or lighter
Pocket knife
Compass
Binoculars
Watch or clock
Mobile phone
Axe or hatchet & small shovel
Buckets
Back pack
First aid kit
Sewing kit
Garbage bags
Fishing gear, rods line bait tackle
Hammer
Floor brush
Water purifying tablets
Repair kit - large rubber bands, tie wire, strong needle and nylon thread, cable/zip ties, nylon rope, spare shoelaces

PERSONAL
Hair brush/comb/clips/shampoo/conditioner
Toothbrush & paste
Soap
Deodorant
Towels some for swimming & showering
Shaving razor/cream
Lip balm
Sunscreen
Insect repellent
Toilet paper
Hand towel

MEDICAL
First Aid kit
Aspirin pain relief
Cold & flue tablets
SPAMMER medication
Asthma & allergy relief
Nose spray
Eye drops
Antiseptic cream
Tweezers
Bandages & band aids
Sunburn soothing cream
Moisturizer
‘Sting goes’ type spray or cream
Tissues
Scissors
Vitamins
Water purifying tablets

CLOTHING
Take enough to be clean, dry & warm.
Depends on conditions cold/warm/hot/wet allow for the number of days you will be camping.
Hand or machine washing can be done.
Mornings and evenings can be cool.
Layers of clothing usually work well.

Long/short pants or jeans
Long/short sleeve shirts
Jumpers/windcheaters
Sun hat or warm hat
Wet weather gear
Thick/thin socks
Old pair of shoes for walking creeks or mud
Gloves/mittens
Sunglasses
Hiking boots, runners, walking shoes

KIDS
Soft & play toys
Card & ball games
Reading & coloring book/pencils
Book suitable for diary
Scissors, colored paper, glue stick
Life jackets/flotation device
Glow sticks/torch
Bicycle & helmet
Baby & toddler requirements

PERSONAL ITEMS
Mobile phone & recharger
Wallet, money, credit cards, etc.
Sunglasses
Note paper & pen
Watch
Identification
Itinerary
Camera, film, batteries, video camera
Map books, tourist info
Contact phone numbers
Envelopes, stamps, address book

FOOD Basic foods (add other foods required)
Drinks milk, fresh or long life
Soft drink, cordial etc
hot drinks, coffee, tea, Milo etc.
Sugar
Salt & pepper
Sauce
Cooking oil
Bread/toast spreads
Breakfast cereal
Snacks
Meat
Fruit, vegetables & cheese
Bread, rice & pasta
Packaged & tinned food
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Postby Blue Bravo » Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:54 pm

No wonder I get tired packing all this stuff and then carrying out to the car.
How come it alwys the stuff that you say "I won't need that" about that is the most missed on a trip and the things that you think "this will come in handy" that doesn't get opened or used :?
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Postby Troyk » Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:34 pm

I bet you pack more "that will be handy" items than leave behind "wont need that" items at home. :grin:
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Re: Useful Camping Checklist Guide

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:55 am

waltzingmatilda wrote:Write your own list from these ideas to suit your family.
Add anything else you require.


Water
Fuel
Stove
Swag
Beer
Food
Clothes
Camping Chest

Done :armsup



Actually, has anyone EVER used a notepad camping :lol: On school camps, its was always on the 'list' of things you had to take. If anyone ever did take one they never used it. And the closest I've come to using one is a work diary for when customers ring up.
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Re: Useful Camping Checklist Guide

Postby Scolers » Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:21 am

Ozzycamperboy wrote:
Beer
Food

Done :armsup

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And a camp fridge ... I hate warm beer ... ::()

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Postby jasonb » Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:20 am

god if i take all this gear ill have to weld a tow bar too the back of my ct so i can take my box trailer as well :*** :***
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Postby mytribe » Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:18 am

And this is why we have a trailer with a cage on it, so we can just pile things up till they reach the top of the cage :***
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Postby Troyk » Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:41 pm

mytribe wrote:And this is why we have a trailer with a cage on it, so we can just pile things up till they reach the top of the cage :***


With six kids a caged trailer must have other uses. :grin:
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Postby will_deness » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:38 pm

We use a lot of the large plastic containers and they live in the camper. When we get home we take stuff out and put in the contents list that has been modified/updated countless times. Sooo next time we are packing to go its a piece of cake with a few minor mods depending on where and how long were going.
This works best for food/pantry items, as utensils and equitpment we try to keep in the camper permantly.
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Re: Useful Camping Checklist Guide

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:46 pm

Actually, has anyone EVER used a notepad camping l


I actually had a hard covered note book that I used for many years. Every camp I would sit and look about to see what I could do to improve on the current camp and note it down.

When I got home I would take out the trusty notebook and action my ideas, then the cycle would begin all over again next camp.

It was only after I got a camper trailer that the notebook became redundant.
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Postby GypsyLady » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:47 pm

jasonb wrote:god if i take all this gear ill have to weld a tow bar too the back of my ct so i can take my box trailer as well :*** :***


That would be like running a B double, is that legal for campers?? lol
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Postby GypsyLady » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:52 pm

mytribe wrote:And this is why we have a trailer with a cage on it, so we can just pile things up till they reach the top of the cage :***


We did this for a number of years also. Started with a 6 x 4 then down the track added 2'6" gates. We eventually even increased the 6 x 4 and made it 7 x 4 with the gates as well. And if you tarp up it is amazing what else you can manage to fit into the trailer with gates.

Also filled the back of the 4WD and the full size roof rack as well.

That was in my tenting days, fortunately that has all changed since getting a CT.
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Postby will_deness » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:52 pm

jasonb wrote:god if i take all this gear ill have to weld a tow bar too the back of my ct so i can take my box trailer as well :*** :***

A decent car trailer could hold a ct and 2 box trailers if you loaded it with the Aframes under the previous trailer :+
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Postby GypsyLady » Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:49 pm

will_deness wrote:
jasonb wrote:god if i take all this gear ill have to weld a tow bar too the back of my ct so i can take my box trailer as well :*** :***

A decent car trailer could hold a ct and 2 box trailers if you loaded it with the Aframes under the previous trailer :+


Then of course one would need a truck to tow the damm thing....
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Postby waltzingmatilda » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:19 am

Thanks for your replys, everyone, we love travelling camping, Happy camping 8)
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